James Cameron is not taking back his words against Gal Gadot's superhero role despite causing outrage among "Wonder Woman" fans. It can be recalled that the "Titanic" director labeled the DC Comics character an "objectified icon" and considered the film a "step backwards" for feminism in the movie industry.

Director draws backlash for 'Wonder Woman' comments

The 63-year-old director even compared the superhero character to "Terminator" hero Sarah Connor whom he said earned the respect of the audience for her imperfections as a fictional creation.

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His comments, however, did not please "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins who slammed him for failing to understand the message they were trying to send through the film.

Even fans were angered with James Cameron's comments on Gal Gadot and "Wonder Woman." Some of them called out the "Avatar" director to stop calling himself a feminist, while others were just disappointed of his harsh remarks toward the blockbuster hit.

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Cameron reacts to backlash after 'Wonder Woman' comments

Despite getting attacked for criticizing the Gal Gadot-starrer, James Cameron refused to back down and continued to express his thoughts on the film.

According to Entertainment Tonight, the director specifically pointed out how the female superhero was presented in the movie.

He specifically noticed Gal Gadot's form-fitting costume for the film after he emphasized the fact that the actress used to be Miss Israel. Although he acknowledged her beauty, James Cameron still thought that alone is not groundbreaking.

He then compared Linda Hamilton's portrayal of Sarah Connor in the "Terminator" franchise, whom he considered "at least a breakthrough in its time." The male director bragged that the character still looked great without being objectified.

James Cameron claimed that although there was nothing sexual about the "Terminator" hero, the audience still liked the character in the movie. He also opened up that he was shocked to learn that his previous comments on "Wonder Woman" has caused an outcry among moviegoers. This, however, did not stop the award-winning director from pointing out what he disliked about superhero movie.

"I'm not walking it back. But I will add a little detail to it, which is: I like the fact that, sexually, ["Wonder Woman"] had the upper hand with the male character, which I thought was fun," the director said.

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